• Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Thank you again everyone, and thanks for a place to vent!

    But on a lighter note, in a week that saw the cancellation of my two favourite festivals, Edinbrough, and Sidmouth, I’ve been enjoying the surprise Llandudno Festival of Goats! OK so rather than spending money they’re eating our plants, but it’s great fun.

    For the most part.

    Just last…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @nightingale yarp and if the many (I now think, maybe too many) post-apocalyptic shows I’ve watched have taught me anything, it’s that it doesn’t look fun.

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @bluesqueakpip thank you, and yes, that makes sense. It is concerning when they reassure you that if it is that, it’s very very treatable, and then you hear, however, there might be no treatment for a long time, I think its the indefinite time period that makes it hard, not that there is anything they can do about it. My friend, who lives in…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    They’re cancelling cancer treatments for the time being. Doesn’t look good for Catheter removal and further investigations for my boyfriend in a couple of weeks. I wonder what the ‘prostate is a cancer people die with rather than of” looks like in the total absence of treatment? I mean, his father’s had it for years, and it was diagnosed late.…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Sympathies and virtual drink of their choice to anyone affected by the announcement last night in England (oh heck, drink for everyone!)

    However, a hearty ‘And stay out!’ to the people who flooded the Snowdonian mountain range and my own little town over the weekend as though it was a Bank Holiday. This is, I think, quite good news for those of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @jimthefish. I must say, when I was considering MA options I did at the time slightly regret that I was confined to online versions. Now it’s worked out rather wonderfully. On the other hand, as you say, the online aspect might be taken up more by universities. Which will make them more accessible to people for various reasons. A lot of…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    @blenkinsopthebrave I’ve seen a few memes regarding the delight of dogs, and frank discomfort of cats, at having their people at home all day!

    @Lisa – that’s the thing right now. There is a chance all this could lead to genuine change for the good. And a chance that it won’t. Many policies being implement right now, by Doctors surgeries, for…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Kebab & Calculator

    Hi everyone, hope you’re keeping safe .@winston I have also be depressed by the repetition that the virus is ‘only’ a danger to certain groups. Being as I quite like my boyfriend, most of the time.

    And the poor man, not only is he on a catheter and awaiting a urology appointment, he’s psychologically recovering from a nasty infection when it was…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish absolutely up for a re-watch of Penny Dreadful.

     

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic Website comments (2)

    @Craig Miss Hadiza has come across my profile and developed interest in me. She’s offered to share photos with me, but since she didn’t specify ‘photos of my pet dog’ which are the only random photos I desire, she might need ejecting.

  • @jimthefish I don’t get much choice re: streaming because my boyfriend has memory problems. Which means a: I have to wait when a show is being presented week by week (mutter mutter Better Call Saul, mutter) and b: I have to watch all the previous seasons with him just before because for some reason he prefers to do it that way rather than just…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish It really was perfect.

    A lot of people saw dips in quality over different seasons, but personally, I thought every one bought something new and interesting to the story. Predictably, some people in a certain place found a lot to object to in the ending. Evil, even. (!).

    You chose the perfect time to start watching. I burned through…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @rob that rather depends on your definition of ‘TimeLord’, really. River has some Time Lord DNA (which is potentially an awkward question). So does Jenny. Susan and the Master’s offspring – if such is out there somewhere, are from Gallifrey and presumably went through the academy. Jack’s healing is a different kind of process entirely, as is Me’s…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @Lisa that’s actually quite brilliant and really would explain why the Master hates the Doctor so often/much but in such a needy fashion. And why the Doctor constantly forgives them. Things they’ve forgotten which are still there.

    That said, a shared boarding school style experience can also create that kind of closeness. And I’ve quite liked the…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    OK so what’s interesting me about the Brendon section is that most of it simply repeats what the Doctor already observed (narrated by the Master), after which, he serves with the Guarda till retirement, at which his memory is (none consensually) erased.

    So the early part, which is a big part of the big secret, the big lie, is still there. The…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @davros I’m thinking either the Tardis got stuck like a police box around this time and the memory wiped Hartnel doctor accidentally stole his own Tardis (because she wanted him to, and because of Claracle).

    Alternatively, the Tardis chose to get stuck in that shape because of the meeting between the two Doctors which the Tardis knew (time works…[Read more]

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @badwolfalice It seems like RuthDoc is from before the memory wipe and they noticed they had the ‘same brain’ so I’d say yes, still the same person on some level. And her memories were in there, just buried, she’d has flashes of herself (though confusingly, from the outside. Unless it was actually her mother’s memories being projected to her).

    I…[Read more]

  • @jimthefish oh The Good Place is fabulous. How far have you got out of interest?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    @charlie-cook wonder what the chances are it was the/a Doctor?

  • Miapatrick replied to the topic The Timeless Children

    Something said on t’other place has made me think: how are we explaining River’s regeneration ability now? How would the Tardis be able to do that, if that isn’t how the Time Lords came to be in the first place?

    I suppose in theory it might actually have been done to her when she was held as a child.

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